Alexandria, VA

The Safeway near the King/Braddock/Quaker intersection and the Bradlee Shopping Center was robbed early this morning morning, according to police.

Police spokesman Lt. Courtney Ballantine said the robbery took place around 3 a.m. at the Safeway at 3526 King Street.

The earlier police activity around the supermarket has since dissipated, but police are still investigating the robbery. Ballantine said cash was taken from the store by a knife-wielding robber.

No injuries were reported, police said. No other details about the robbery or the suspect were immediately available.

Photo via Google Maps

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The tables are set and the staff at El Saltado Restaurant and Carryout (3616 King Street) say it’s just about ready to open in the Bradlee Shopping Center.

The restaurant is replacing the Hong Kong Bistro on the east side of the shopping center. The restaurant will serve Peruvian food, though the website listed in flyers outside the restaurant still contains mostly placeholder descriptions and generic photos of food.

El Saltado has also filed for a permit to serve alcoholic beverages.

Staff working at the restaurant said it is planned to open sometime next week. Signs in the window say the restaurant is still looking to hire:

  • Line cooks and helpers
  • Dishwashers
  • Order attendants
  • Drivers
  • A manager

Applicants are requested to apply in-person.

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A new Bank of America location is coming to the Bradlee Shopping Center in Alexandria.

The space at 3690G King Street was previously home to Queen Bee Designs, a local jewelry designer store that had a pop-up location there until June this year.

Staff at another Bank of America location said the Bradlee Shopping Center location will be a full bank that will likely open sometime later this year, but the company is still working through some final permits. The employee said a kiosk for the ATMs will open before the full branch location does.

There are currently two other Bank of America locations in Alexandria, one in Old Town at 600 N. Washington Street and one at 2747 Duke Street.

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